The 2009 Annual Conference Offering was designated for purchase of much-needed equipment for the Agricultural Training Farm near Porto Quipiri, north of Luanda, in West Angola. Thanks to your generosity, at long last the John Deere tractor (with accessories) and 2004 Ford F250 pick-up truck are due to depart the port of Savannah, Georgia on January 21, according to Phil Bandy, Interim Director of California-Nevada Volunteers in Mission, who is overseeing the project.
"The items in this shipment represent the love within the congregations in our Conference, and in the hands of fellow Christians at the Agricultural Training Farm, will fuel the ministries of the church in Angola," he says.
The items have been stored by the dealerships in Georgia from which they were purchased, while all the appropriate paperwork was being drawn up and processed.
Bandy reports, "Local Methodists in Georgia are now supporting this project to help in the final preparations. We hope to have video of the loading process and will keep you posted as your gifts to the people of Angola traverse the Atlantic."